Khabib Nurmagomedov's New UFC 223 Opponent Officially Finalized

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Then, it was revealed on Friday that Holloway had been declared medically unfit to fight.

UFC officials had to scramble on Friday to find a new headliner.

After hours of uncertainty and three possible opponents discussed, the UFC has given Khabib Nurmagomedov a fight for tomorrow night.

Nurmagomedov's original opponent, the interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, had to pull out from the fight less than a week ago, due to a knee injury.

This situation would be similar to Holloway vs Pettis at UFC 206 and Romero vs Rockhold at UFC 221.

"(Numragomedov) my brother I want to keep going but they are stopping me", Holloway wrote. "Sorry to your team and the fans". Iaquinta will not be crowned the champ with a victory.

"Dana White just announced that Al Iaquinta, if he wins, will be considered UFC champion".

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White contradicted himself early in the press conference when he claimed the NYSAC took the extraordinary step of weighing Iaquinta's boxers to certify him as 155 pounds. However, only Nurmagomedov can win 155-pound gold, as Iaquinta did not make championship weight.

UFC 223 takes place on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Brooklyn, NY and will air live beginning at 3:15 ET. "Inside the cage or outside the cage, it doesn't matter, we have to fix this".

McGregor's teammate and friend Artem Lobov was also implicated in the incident and removed from his scheduled bout against Alex Caceras. Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were hurt in the mayhem and forced off the card. McGregor was released today on $50,000 bond. Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher has been promoted to the UFC 223 main card You can see the updated card below. Despite being on a three-fight win streak, all of which coming via KO, Felder was deemed unable to fight for the title due to being unranked by the UFC's ranking system. Multiple reports suggest that Pettis asked the UFC for additional money to fight Nurmagomedov, but the UFC declined.

According to Bohn, Holloway got down to 159 pounds, four pounds above the limit.

"I tried to get it", he wrote on Twitter.

After the Pettis debacle, the UFC turned to Paul Felder. It would make sense to elevate the Women's strawweight championship fight between Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jędrzejczyk to the top of the card. Al Iaquinta showed 155.2.

Jon Jones is facing a potential four-year ban because of a failed drug test. McGregor's last fight was against a bus. "My leafs might change color, but my roots are the same".



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